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Organ Recipient Competes in Games

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TULSAN IN SPAIN: Karen Hoyt, left, of Tulsa, was one of two Oklahoma women who represented the state in the 30th World Transplant Games in Malaga, Spain, held June 25-July 2. Participating with her was Stephanie Baker, of Talala, Oklahoma. The World Transplant Games is a multi-sport festival for individuals who have undergone lifesaving transplant surgeries. Hoyt competed in the 5K run, cycling and 3,000 meter walk/run. More than 180 athletes from across the nation competed in the games, a competition that brings athletes from more than 60 countries. Hoyt received a liver transplant after struggling with end stage liver failure, Hepatitis C and a cancerous tumor on her liver. She participated in her first Transplant Games of America with Team Oklahoma in 2016.

Updated 07-25-2017

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